One Night I Caught a Few 100 Fireflies
One night I saw millions
of fireflies in the mountains of Virginia,
and I caught a few 100.
They were like a nightlight of nature
I put inside a smooth honey jar.
If I ate one my body would glow.
I would be my own flashlight.
Buzzing in the air, I caught them in my hands,
and then transported them into the jar.
I wanted to keep them to light my room,
but let them go—
they flew away.
River Atwood Tabor